OUR LEADERSHIP

Our Directors

The full curriculum vitae of each Board Director is available online: here.

Independent Non-executive Directors

Dr Sandile Nogxina (62)

Chairman of the Board

Effective date of appointment:
9 November 2018

  • PhD Law Public Governance and Development Management
  • Advocate of the High Court 
  • Bachelor of Law
  • Post Graduate Diploma: Management
  • Higher Diploma: Tax Law 
  • Masters of Law: Law Development
  • Skills – Legal, administration, policy development, international relations

Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo (60)

Lead Independent Director

Effective date of appointment:
1 September 2018

  • MSc Chemical Engineering
  • Diploma: Chemical Engineering
  • Skills – Strategic leadership, operations management, project management, corporate governance, risk management, investment analysis, asset management, innovation and stakeholder relationship management

Dr Kgabo Badimo (61)

Independent Non-executive Director

Effective date of appointment:
6 August 2020

  • PhD Information Systems Knowledge Management
  • MSc Data Engineering
  • BSc Computer Science
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in French Language
  • Skills – Executive management and leadership, project management – ICT applications, human resources management in ICT, computer operations, ICT customer services and support, information systems, knowledge management, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, ICT standards (COBIT, ITIL, PMBOK), IT quality assurance and quality control, IT governance, Rrisk and compliance, telecommunications and networks, GSM (Global System for Mobile communications), financial management, auditing, corporate financial strategy

Kemira Esterhuizen (32)

Independent Non-executive Director

Effective date of appointment:
19 December 2019

  • CA (SA)
  • BCom Accounting
  • Skills – Auditing and internal controls, corporate governance, taxation specialising in customs and international trade, tax compliance and risk assessment, financial accounting and reporting, academia, coaching and mentoring

Yershen Pillay (37)

Independent Non-executive Director

Effective date of appointment:
1 September 2018

  • MBA
  • BSocSc Politics and Economics
  • Skills – Strategy, business administration, skills development, corporate finance, IT governance, digital transformation, cybersecurity, digital innovation, logistics and distribution

Graeme Victor (65)

Independent Non-executive Director

Effective date of appointment:
15 December 2019

  • CA(SA) 
  • BSc Civil Engineering 
  • MSc Construction Engineering and Project Management 
  • MEng Construction Engineering and Project Management 
  • BCom Hons
  • Skills – Leadership, organsational behaviour, critical thinking and problem solving, strategic thinking, information technology, corporate governance, people skills, understanding of the PFMA

Dudu Hlatshwayo (57)

Independent Non-executive Director

Effective date of appointment:
6 August 2020

  • BSocSc (Honours)
  • Masters in Business Leadership
  • Skills – Corporate finance, business process, re-engineering, organisational design, corporate strategy development, business planning, change management, stakeholder management, marketing, strategic communications

Pascalis Mokupo (52)

Independent Non-executive Director

Effective date of appointment:
1 September 2018

  • CA (L)
  • Skills – Problem solving, attention to detail, teamwork and collaboration, professionalism and strong work ethics, leadership and time management, perseverance and motivation, commercial awareness and communication

Ntombifuthi Zikalala Mvelase (56)

Independent Non-executive Director

Effective date of appointment:
1 September 2018

  • BProc
  • LLB
  • Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Skills – Legal, business management, diamond trading

Irvin Phenyane (52)

Independent Non-executive Director

Effective date of appointment:
1 September 2018

  • BSc
  • Master of Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management
  • Skills – Aviation consultant, drone technology practitioner, transaction advisory, strategic planning, stakeholder management, project management, rural development, logistics management

Executive Directors

Mpumi Mpofu (55)

CEO

Effective date of appointment:
1 February 2020

  • Postgraduate Degree of Town Planning
  • BA Honours Urban and Regional Planning
  • Skills – Aviation, transport, planning monitoring and evaluation, strategy coordination, policy development, corporate governance, project management, airport planning, housing development, liaison and co-operation, stakeholder management, programme management, human resource development, urban design and town planning

Siphamandla Mthethwa (46)

CFO

Effective date of appointment:
1 May 2020

  • CA (SA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting/CTA
  • BCompt Hons
  • BCom Accounting
  • Skills – Corporate finance, strategic planning, treasury management, taxation, credit management, risk management, financial and management reporting, supply chain management, change management, executive leadership

Company Secretary

Fefekazi Sefara (47)

Company Secretary

Effective date of appointment:
1 July 2018

  • LLM
  • LLB
  • B Iuris
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Interpretation and
  • Drafting of Contracts
  • Admitted Attorney of the High Court

Our Executive Committee

Mpumi Mpofu (55)

CEO

Effective date of appointment:
1 February 2020

  • Postgraduate Degree of Town Planning
  • BA Honours, Urban and Regional Planning

Siphamandla Mthethwa (46)

CFO

Effective date of appointment:
1 May 2020

  • CA (SA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting/CTA
  • BCompt Hons
  • BCom Accounting

Lindani Mukhudwani (38)

Acting CFO
  • CA (SA)
  • Certificate in the Theory of Accounting
  • BCom Hons Accounting
  • BCom Financial Accounting

Lindani Mukhudwani was appointed to act in the role of CFO from 13 June 2019 until 30 April 2020.

Fundi Sithebe (42)

COO
  • BBA
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management

Fundi Sithebe left the Company with effect from 30 April 2021 as part of the workplace and people management recovery plan, taking a voluntary severance package.

Refentse Shinners (44)

Group Executive:
Corporate Affairs
  • BTech Public Relations Management
  • National Diploma Public Relations Management

Sithembiso Ngwenya (39)

Chief Audit Executive
  • CA (SA)
  • BCom Hons Accounting

Girish Gopal (57)

Group Executive:
Technical Services and Solutions
  • BSc Electrical Engineering
  • MSc Electrical Engineering
  • MBA

Girish Gopal left the Company with effect from 31 March 2021 as part of the workplace and people management recovery plan, taking early retirement

Jabulani Khambule (48)

Group Executive:
Commercial
  • National Diploma Retail Management

Jabulani Khambule was appointed as the GE: Commercial with effect from 1 January 2021

Charles Shilowa (49)

Group Executive:
Business Development
  • BSc Chemistry
  • BSc Chemical Engineering
  • MBA
  • Higher Diploma (HDip) (Tax)

Daily Ramasia (42)

Acting Group Executive:
Human Resources
  • BTech Human Resources

Daily Ramasia was Acting Human Resources Executive until 30 November 2020.

Lungile Langa (43)

Group Executive:
Human Resources

Appointed with effect 1 December 2020

  • BA
  • Masters Diploma in Human Resources
  • Management
  • BA (Hons) Industrial Psychology
  • MPhil Industrial Psychology

Badisa Matshego (44)

Group Executive:
Infrastructure Asset Management
  • B.Sc Civil Engineering

Mthoko Mncwabe (44)

Chief Information Officer
  • BSc Computer Science, Mathematics
  • BSc Hons Computer Science
  • MBA

Bongiwe Mbomvu (54)

Group Executive:
Governance and Assurance
  • BSocSci
  • LLB
  • LLM
  • Admitted Attorney of the High Court

Mzwandile Petros (61)

Group Executive:
Enterprise Security
  • Advanced Diploma in Public Administration
  • Secondary Teachers Diploma

Our Board

The role, responsibilities, membership requirements and procedural conduct for Board members are documented in a Board Charter. The Board delegates certain responsibilities to well-structured Board Committees without abdicating accountability. The Board has established five committees and one ad hoc and has approved their respective terms of reference. The Board is satisfied the delegation of authority framework contributes to role clarity and the effective exercise of authority and responsibilities.

Diversity

The diversity of our Board is important for the Group to remain relevant. Our shareholders, who are responsible for the nominations and appointments to our Board, recognise this and act accordingly. Our Board reflects gender, ethnic, race and age diversity. Our Board embraces diversity as necessary to ensure the effectiveness of the Board in the complex business landscape and to enhance the Company’s competitive advantage. A diverse and inclusive culture is embedded at board level. Our Directors are confident that robust discussion results in the deliberation of wide-ranging views and that they serve in an environment where bias, discrimination and harassment are not tolerated.

The majority of Airports Company South Africa’s Board members are independent directors, as recommended by King IV and best practice.

Skills and experience

Board members are appointed for their knowledge and experience, which collectively provide the Board the substance to achieve the objectives of the Company. Our Board’s broad range of skills ensure that the Group is focused on creating and protecting value for all stakeholders. Our Board’s capacity has been enhanced with the inclusion of relevant skills relating to our business. These include aviation, finance, corporate finance, accounting, auditing, economic regulation, information communication and technology (ICT) as well as business turnaround, among others. The later will stand the Company in good stead given the current environment.